NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Established Science Ignored?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Yesterday when I was reading through The Daily Mail's interview with Advanced Training Institute/Institute of Basic Life Principles founder Bill Gothard and preparing to post it here I was struck anew by the complete denial of scientific thought in Quiverfull. Example: In last night's posting Gothard claimed that the wrong kind of lust can damage the immune system and the endocrine system. There's no science to back this up any more than his claims that the semen of a man who is not your husband will cause cancer. No science behind it. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping ShipEditor's note: From what Michael is saying in this article is that good Christian homeschooling parents have failed significantly if their children, the SGA, rush off to embrace all the things that the Pearl method parents seek to shield the SGA from in their childhood years. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Michael Says Public School Stressed Out Kids Brains?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - What Age?Editor's note: Michael is right about one thing in this piece - learning to read is part developmental function. But his comparison between regular schools, both public and private and homeschooling is not so cut and dried. More fear tactic than anything else. … [Read more...]

Jason Lisle Says There is No Such Thing as an Atheist

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImagine, for a moment, that every time someone told me they were a Christian I told them that they weren’t really a Christian because there is no such thing as a Christian. It says right here in the Book of Bruce Almighty® that everyone knows that Bruce Almighty exists and that anyone who says they are a Christian is suppressing their knowledge of the existence of Bruce. The Christian would likely say that they know they are a Christian because Jesus saved them and they believe the teaching found in the Bible. Imagine if I REFUSED to allow the Christian to authentically tell their own story.  Can you ima … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public Schooling Sets Up Children For Failure?

by the ladies at Ladies Against Feminism commenting upon a piece by Justin McBrayer at the New York Times - One Reason Our Children Don't Think There Are Moral FactsEditor's note - LAF is taking the original author to task for not saying that scripture is the final truth on everything. The original piece in the New York Times is how whatever school the author's child is attending is not teaching the real difference between fact and opinion. While he may actually have a point, or not, LAF as always gets the wrong end of the stick and makes it all about how public school is evil and designed to make children fail. … [Read more...]

A Movement Much Bigger Than My Parents

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground originally posted May 2013Heather of Becoming Worldly put together a post today that gave me physical tears and a knot in my stomach. The post centers on the 2009 a men’s leadership summit, and a speech given by Doug Philips. Doug Philips of Vision Forum was also previously an attorney at HSLDA. Its worth mentioning, as Heather notes, that most of the famous [Christian] homeschool leaders have connections with each other, and together they built up the Christian homeschool movement. … [Read more...]

Two Messages That Children Internalize That Contribute To Bullying In Patriarchal Church and Homeschool Groups

by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemHomeschooled children sometimes experience bullying from peers. Part of this stems from the messages that children absorb about themselves.1. Children respond to the tiered authority by owning the message that they are the not as good as other people and exist to serve people who appear to be more powerful than they are;2. Children respond to the opposite message that they are the best and brightest and most privileged and enact that power on others.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Religious Reasons For Homeschooling Are The Best?

by Jeramy Anderson from Persevero News - Homeschool: The Default Editor's note: Anderson seems to be saying that academic excellence doesn't matter, only that you keep your children away from anything that isn't religious. He needs to ask Alecia Pennington and others coming out of the movement how well that worked out... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sheltering Your Kids From The World Because Bible?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - Is it Right to Shelter Our Children?Editor's note: Crawford is trying to compare sending your children to public school as something similar to allowing your child free access to 'porn'. Very bad analogy and straight up Evangelical fear mongering. Logic fail 101. … [Read more...]

The Impact of Parental Values and Opinions on Educational Outcomes: My Perspective

by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemThe impact of attitudes towards education, especially higher education, and its impact on adult life, has recently come up in discussion in the home school survivor community. We all have different experiences and heard variations of different messages while growing up in homeschooling families. Here is my experience: … [Read more...]


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